If you’re running into an issue with any of your iWorks ’09 applications, Pages, Numbers, or Keynote, crashing on startup, this might help.
I was working on a friends computer to resolve an issue with this error:
Looking in the Console, these errors were common:
11/19/12 9:50:43 PM [0x0-0x137137].com.apple.iWork.Pages dyld: Library not loaded: @rpath/Inventor.framework/Versions/C/Inventor
It appeared some of the library references were corrupted, and a reinstall over the top didn’t fix them. After a bit of investigation, it looks like the recommended action was to do a full uninstall, followed by a clean install.
To do a full uninstall and reinstall:
- Download and unzip this script: Remove-iWorks-09.sh.
- Open terminal, navigate to your unzip directory, and run these two commands:
sudo chmod 777 Remove-iWorks-09.sh sudo ./Remove-iWorks-09.sh
- Rerun the iWorks ’09 installer.
From there, your installation should be repaired. You will have to re-enter your license key, and probably reset your preferences.
This works with iWorks installed from Apple’s installer package; I have not tested this with any of the iWorks apps downloaded from the App Store.
Basis of uninstall script from thepullen.net.